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IMA probe report likely to be out today

NEW DELHI: The investigation by Indian Medical Association (IMA) into the issue of medical negligence by Max Hospital is expected to conclude by Monday, the findings of which are likely to be shared thereafter, the hospital authorities informed on Sunday.
The authorities stated that its expert group on the matter is working swiftly towards concluding the investigation.
A statement by the hospital on Sunday said: "The expert group set up by Max Healthcare to investigate the circumstances and protocols followed regarding the premature delivery (23 weeks/5 months) of twins and subsequent declaration of death at Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, is working swiftly towards concluding their detailed investigations.
"Dr Arun Agarwal, Chairman, Ethic Committee Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Dr Ramesh Datta, Joint Secretary, IMA have been included as external experts in the group. The investigation is expected to conclude by Monday, December 4, and findings are expected to be shared thereafter."
Meanwhile, parents of neo-natal children on Sunday continued staging demonstration and demanded stringent action against the hospital administration and the doctors accused of negligence.
Sources said that the hospital administration pressurised the parents for an out of court settlement, but the latter refused. The hospital was accused of medical negligence on Thursday, after an infant was found alive after the hospital declared him 'dead'.
Subsequently, law enforcement agencies issued a notice to the hospital administration, seeking detailed information in connection with the case and asked the authorities to be present for an interrogation.
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